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Old 04-22-2019, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Temecula
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Is it really this bad? https://youtu.be/9q2l5Pd9vBo
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NNV
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The video seems very reactionary and geared towards a certain audience.

Cathedral City has always had problems attracting and maintaining business, especially around highway 111. So this is nothing new. People either shop in Palm Springs or Palm Desert.
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Old 04-23-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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Cathedral City has indeed been in a steady nosedive for a good fifteen years, and so far nothing has been able to reverse it.

Beginning in the early 2000s, businesses started relocating in increasing numbers. Some — Food-4-Less, Big Lots!, Stater Bros. — have stayed. Burlington, Wal-mart, Sam's Club, and Albertson's (both locations) bailed. Rite Aid is holding on.

Ace Hardware and Big 5 Sporting Goods returned because they no doubt got a deal on a lonely space in an otherwise mausoleum-like strip mall or empty building (Ace Hardware moved into the structure Fresh 'N Easy vacated years earlier). Starbucks moved in because they can afford anything, and the deal was too good to pass up.

The fast food joints are all still there, because those things are recession-proof. Denny's on 111 is still there, but Sizzler on Date Palm and Ramon dried up ages ago.

And, of course, many mom & pop businesses split and set up shop in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes and Indio, where they are no doubt thriving.

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The video seems very reactionary and geared towards a certain audience.

Cathedral City has always had problems attracting and maintaining business, especially around highway 111. So this is nothing new. People either shop in Palm Springs or Palm Desert.
Not true. 20 years ago, there were at least twice as many businesses floating around the city. Compare Date Palm Drive (the "main drag") then versus now. 1999 versus 2019. It's pitiful.

Cathedral City blew its chance to host In-N-Out Burger, one of the most successful burger fast food chains in existence. The drive-thru's are always 10+ cars deep, and 20+ during prime time. They were unable to cut a deal with InOB because (hearsay, of course) the city council set terms that InOB, who had the upper hand, didn't feel it had to meet. HUGE mistake.
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Old 04-23-2019, 02:48 PM
 
Location: NNV
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I do recall about 5-6 years ago going to a long time Mexican restaurant along Hwy 111 and a couple years later it was gone.

I suspect all the conveniences around Hwy 111 bordering and in Indio has made Cathedral City much less relevant.

Too bad. It's a good location between Palm Springs and Palm Desert but they must have inept government.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Is Cathedral City becoming a slightly nicer Desert Hot Springs?


"Slightly nicer" in that there's less wind?


An area has to hit rock-bottom before it can rise again.


The 1970s and 80s were pretty rough on the Coachella Valley.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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Is Cathedral City becoming a slightly nicer Desert Hot Springs?


"Slightly nicer" in that there's less wind?


An area has to hit rock-bottom before it can rise again.


The 1970s and 80s were pretty rough on the Coachella Valley.
It also has terrible air quality and even worse than Palm Springs which is not that far away.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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There is no major difference in air quality between PS and CC, lol. The air in the CV is fine. It's not Riverside-Corona.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:21 AM
 
Location: NNV
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It also has terrible air quality and even worse than Palm Springs which is not that far away.
Uhhhh...Cathedral City is right next door to Palm Springs. So you'll have to explain how it can be "worse"...
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Uhhhh...Cathedral City is right next door to Palm Springs. So you'll have to explain how it can be "worse"...
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Up to 50 is good, from 51 to 100 not so good, from 101 to 150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151 t0 200 unhealthy, 201 to 300 Very unhealthy,301 to 500 Hazardous


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Old 04-25-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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There is no major difference in air quality between PS and CC, lol. The air in the CV is fine. It's not Riverside-Corona.
See post 9
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